We go through life running errands and finishing tasks. We get to work running late all the time or we go through our daily activities as fast as we can. We do this every time until we realize that we need to take a rest or until we fall ill due to stress. We do not have time for the things that matters most. We begin to fall out of love from our partners or forget the important occasions in life. This should not be the case. Everyone should stop and smell the fresh air. It is possible to live a simple life where you enjoy every activity you do without overexerting yourself. Here are some important suggestions on how you can simplify your life:
Know what is important
List down the things that are important to you. These should be the things that you can’t live without. List down five items you want to keep, five people you want to interact with daily, and five things you want to finish before leaving the office. It will help simplify the things from your complicated life. By knowing what is important, you take away the things that are complicating the things in your life right now. Make things simpler by choosing the things that matter most.
Narrow down your To-Do list
Every day we always have a list of things to do. We tend to try to finish all of them in one single day which means we have our schedule jam packed with these things. To simplify your life, try to narrow the things on your to-do list or try not fill your list up. Have some break in between or better yet, list five things and leave some for tomorrow. This will help you avoid worrying on what to do and instead shift your focus on how you can maximize your time with the things you need to do.
The next time you are at the department store in the middle of a mega sale, think before you buy. Think twice or thrice about the item if it is worth the purchase. Does it serve its purpose worthy of the money you pay? If not then it should be discarded and treated as another worthless purchase. This way, you save a lot of money and have a mindset of buying things that are worthwhile.
Learn how to cook
We tend to order food from our favorite restaurant and end up spending more on meals than the things we actually need. You can save as much money in a week if you learn how to cook simple food that are both nutritious and cost effective. But, do try to treat yourself once in a while or in special occasions.
Get rid of unnecessary things
There will always be items inside your home that you do not use often. On a given weekend, try to sit down in your living room and pick the things that you rarely use. Gather them in one side and put them up for sale online. This way, you eliminate the things that you really don’t need in life plus you get extra cash. Living a simple life means living with the things you only need.
Withdraw once in a while
You might think that disconnecting yourself from society is a bad idea. In fact, it is one of the most helpful tool in learning more about yourself as well as keeping things simple in your life. By withdrawing from society once in a while, you are not subjected to the pressure and stress from other people. Disconnect yourself from your cell phone or the internet for at least once a month and see how it can change your life.